When she was inaugurated for her second term, Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet, declared that inequality was Chile’s “single enemy.” In an email interview, Daniel Hojman explains how successful she’s been in combating inequality and whether the issue will be central to this year’s presidential vote.
Recent anti-migrant protests in South Africa as well as a proposal to raise the minimum wage have brought renewed attention to the country’s economic woes. In an email interview, Johannesburg-based consultant David Ansara discusses the role inequality is playing in discussions about how best to improve South Africa’s economic prospects.
Last year, millions of South Koreans joined marches to demand that President Park Geun-hye step down over an influence-peddling scandal. But the protests also drew on popular grievances over growing economic inequalities. In an email interview, Anthony P. D’Costa discusses income inequality in South Korea.